Turning by Mary Lou Buschi


There is room enough for two
in your bed but I stay off to the side

wanting to pull just one corner
of one blanket over myself.

Instead I reach my arms around you,
pull the blankets in tight,

curled you up as if I was meant to send
you somewhere dangerous.

By habit, or maybe will,
you try to cover my arms

as if the child you remember
is still here.


Mary Lou Buschi’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Laurel Review, The Chestnut Review. Radar, Midway Journal, among others. Mary Lou has 3 chapbooks and 2 full-length collections. Paddock, her 2nd collection will be out March 2021 through Lily Poetry Review.

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